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Hilltopper Marching Band Music Fills Sullivan Field

on August 23, 2014 - 4:03am

The Los Alamos High School HilltopperMarching Band is playing and marching Thursday at Sullivan Field on the UNM-LA campus. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Services For Trent Johnson 1 p.m. Saturday

on August 22, 2014 - 12:16pm

Trent Johnson

SERVICES ANNOUNCEMENT:

Services for Trent Johnson will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday Aug. 23 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Los Alamos. The address is 1967 18th St.

Johnson, 39, died Monday in a single vehicle crash off N.M. 4 near mile marker 49. He worked for 14 years at Los Alamos National Bank.

LANB President Steve Wells issued the following statement about Johnson:

"He was a wonderful person ... liked by everyone ... he was part of the fabric that makes LANB what it is - it's the people like him - and he will be sorely missed," Wells said.

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Vigorous Debate Ensues At Thursday's GOP Forum at UNM-LA Over Proposed DPU Charter Changes

on August 22, 2014 - 11:51am

From left, moderator Bill McKerley goes over the ground rules with 'con' panelists John Arrowsmith and Felicia Orth and 'pro' panelists Susan O'Leary and Ed Birnbaum during Thursday's GOP forum on the proposed changes to the charter for the Department of Public Utilities and its board. Read the full story in this weekend's edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Many audience members took notes during Thursday's GOP Forum at UNM-LA on the proposed charter changes to the Department of Public Utilities. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Check Out 10 Top Open Houses This Weekend!

on August 22, 2014 - 11:26am

REAL ESTATE News:

This weekend is a great time to tour the top open houses in the area!

The Los Alamos Daily Post features a weekly section highlighting open houses throughout Los Alamos, White Rock, Jemez Springs and Santa Fe.

Photographs, details and a map depicting the location of each open house are included in this weekly section.

Click on the map to read details about the featured homes. Print out a copy of the map before heading out to tour the open houses or pull up the map on a smart phone or ipad from the road!

Click on the Real Estate Section "red button" near the top of this

Cleanup Project Begins Near Upper Truck Route

on August 22, 2014 - 11:16am
A worker shovels dirt at the TA-61 soil cleanup site. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Corrective Actions Program has begun a legacy-contaminant soil cleanup project at the former Technical Area 61.

Located on the south side of East Jemez Road adjacent to the county landfill, the project began Aug. 11 and will last until mid-September. Crews will excavate about 120 cubic yards of soil contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), which are common in industrial sites, from a utility corridor where a leaking transformer was staged in the past.

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Fast Company Magazine Founder Keynotes Santa Fe Startup Weekend

on August 22, 2014 - 11:08am

BUSINESS News:

  • First Startup Weekend Event to Recognize Social Entrepreneurs

SANTA FE – Alan Webber, co-founder of Fast Company magazine, entrepreneur, business man and former candidate for the Democratic nomination for Governor, keynotes the second annual Santa Fe Startup Weekend, Sept. 19-21 at the Santa Fe Business Incubator, 3900 Paseo del Sol in Santa Fe.

In addition to traditional business startups, the Santa Fe Startup Weekend organizers offer specialized coaching, mentoring and other services for participants interested in socially minded startups.

“Social entrepreneurship

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Local Teen Strives to Succeed in Music Business

on August 22, 2014 - 10:28am

COMMUNITY News:

Brian Johnson, a 16-year-old Los Alamos High School student, is an Electro Dance Music (EDM) Disc Jockey (DJ) and music producer. 

Johnson is enrolled at the Berklee College of Music earning his bachlors degree in music production as well as completing high school.

Also known as Turbul3nc3, Johnson has been Djing since the age of 12 and started producing music about two years ago. He has two albums and three singles on iTunes and performs at a 21 and under venue in Albuquerque most weekends. 

Recently, an opportunity of a lifetime has knocked on his door, a chance to play

Don Quixote of White Rock Featured in USA Today

on August 22, 2014 - 10:04am

Staff Report

Don Quixote Distillery and Winery in White Rock is featured in USA Today's 10Best.com series.

Los Alamos National Laboratory engineer Ron Dolin and his wife Olha own Don Quixote Distillery and Winery in White Rock. Their specialties include New Mexico-grown blue corn vodka and bourbon. Check out dqdistillery.com.

Also featured in USA Today's 10Best.com:

  • Bradbury Science Museum
  • Los Alamos History Museum
  • Los Alamos Historic Walking Tour
  • Fuller Lodge/Oppenheimer and Groves statues
  • AreaHiking Trails
  • Bandelier National Monument
  • Pajarito Mountain
  • Valle Caldera National Preserve
  • New Mexico
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Bandelier's Summer End Activities Include Fee Free Day, Hikes and More

on August 22, 2014 - 9:44am

Sign at the entrance to Bandelier National Monument Courtesy/NPS

BNM News:

There's only a little over a week before summer "unofficially" ends on Labor Day, and Bandelier National Monument will be offering lots of activities to encourage people to come out and enjoy the time in between.
 
Aug. 25 is a special day at National Park areas all over the country, since it is Founders Day, the day in 1916 that the National Park Service (NPS) was established. This year it is a Fee Free Day, when entrance fees are waived at all NPS areas.

Shine That Car, Eat Lunch and Help LAHS Choir at Fundraiser Saturday!

on August 22, 2014 - 9:16am

LAHS CHOIR News:

Seeing spots? Bring your cars down to the Los Alamos High School Choir Car Wash Fundraiser 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 at the American Legion (next to McDonalds).

Volunteers will selll burgers and hot dogs for lunch 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., as well as refreshing snow cones.

Proceeds from Saturday's event benefit the LAHS Choir Program.

 

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DEA Publishing Final Rule Rescheduling Hydrocodone Combination Products

on August 22, 2014 - 9:02am

DEA News:

U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will publish in the Federal Register the Final Rule moving hydrocodone combination products (HCPs) from Schedule III to the more-restrictive Schedule II, as recommended by the Assistant Secretary for Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and as supported by the DEA’s own evaluation of relevant data Aug. 22.

The Federal Register has made the Final Rule available for preview on its website at http://go.usa.gov/mc8d. This Final Rule imposes the regulatory controls and sanctions applicable to Schedule II

Letter to the Editor: Spruce Up Los Alamos Water Towers

on August 22, 2014 - 8:47am
By ZENA THOMAS
Los Alamos

Many of our water towers look like they could use a good clean up or painting. Would it be possible to have the towers both on the hill and those located as you drive up the hill, painted white and then put the beautiful Los Alamos logo on it?

I am referring to the logo that has the mountains inside of the zia. Wouldn't that look a lot better than the brown or white peeling paint that we now see? 

Just a thought.

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Positive Progress Made On Pino Fire

on August 22, 2014 - 8:46am

SFNF News:

The Pino Fire, which began as a lightning strike on the Jemez Ranger District is now at 83 acres.

Firing operations were conducted on the southeast and east flanks of the fire Thursday. The consumption of fuels was thorough and favorable. Some smoke lingered over the area due to diminished winds. 

The fire is being managed for resource benefit. The fire is allowed to burn naturally and selectively with site specific hand ignitions to manage the rate and direction of fire spread.

Historical Society Hosts Fall Gala & Experience Auction

on August 22, 2014 - 8:42am
A formal dance at Fuller Lodge during the Manhattan Project era. Courtesy/LAHS

LAHS News:

Join the Los Alamos Historical Society for an evening under the stars at historic Fuller Lodge at 6:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5.

This special fundraising event, which is black-tie optional, will include an elaborate three-course dinner, the Society’s annual Experience Auction, and dancing to the music of the Los Alamos Big Band.

Tickets are $75 each, and many of the 120 available have already been sold.

'Nature on Tap’ Tackles Bears and Trash Issue Aug. 28

on August 22, 2014 - 7:10am

A bear roams in Los Alamos. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Join Los Alamos County Environmental Services Division Manager Angelica Gurule, for the next “Nature on Tap.”

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) will host this installation of “Nature on Tap,” which is part of an informal discussion series started by the Los Alamos Creative District. The talk is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 at the Blue Window Bistro.

There have been a number of bears sighted around town this summer, searching for trash in bins and dumpsters, and many citizens are concerned for their own safety as well as

Los Alamos Big Band Performs At Pond 7 p.m. Today

on August 22, 2014 - 7:06am
Los Alamos Big Band performing at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo
 
By RUSS GORDON
Summer Concert Series Producer

And now for something completely different! At 7 p.m. today, Aug. 22, the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series returns to Ashley Pond for a concert by the Los Alamos Big Band.

The show is free of charge and paid for by the sponsors of the Concert Series. See the list of sponsors at www.gordonssummerconcerts.com. This concert is Los Alamos Daily Post Night.

The LA Big Band has been a fixture in town since 1945 when the “pop band” was called the LA All-Stars.

Fashion Show With Tea And Silent Auction At TOTH Aug. 30

on August 22, 2014 - 7:01am
Bidders check out items at a previous TOTH Mission Trip Silent Auction. Courtesy photo by TK Thompson

TOTH News:

Numerous silent auction items will be available for bidding at the Fashion Show and Tea at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, 2900 Trinity Dr. (Kelly Hall) in Los Alamos.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children 10 and under.

Obituary: Anthony (Tony) Pasquariello – Aug. 20, 2014

on August 22, 2014 - 6:40am

ANTHONY (TONY) PASQUARIELLO Aug. 20, 2014

Anthony (Tony) Pasquariello, 61, of Santa Fe, passed away at home surrounded by family on Aug. 20, 2014 from cancer.

He is survived by his wife Debra, his daughter Nicole, his son Blaise and his sister Roseann.

He worked at Los Alamos Laboratory as a nachinist from 1979 – 2007 and at Yeamans Machine shop until 2013.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled for  2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24 at the Santa Fe Capital Grill.

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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Hosts Concert And Car Show

on August 22, 2014 - 6:38am

Several Festivals Labor Day Weekend in Taos

on August 22, 2014 - 6:37am

TAOS News:

Recognized as the unofficial end of summer, Labor Day weekend is being celebrated in Taos and Taos Ski Valley with several festivals Aug. 29 to Sept. 1, including The High Mountain Hideout, Labor Day Arts and Crafts Festival and TAO Studio Tour.

More than 30 regional and local acts will bring a variety of music to Taos Ski Valley Friday, Aug. 29 through Sunday, Aug. 31 with The High Mountain Hideout, presented by Glad Castle.

Applicants Sought For School Board Position 3

on August 21, 2014 - 11:54am

From left, LAPS Superintendent Gene Schmidt, former school board member Dave Foster and School Board President Judy Bjarke-McKenzie presenting Foster with an appreciation plaque for his four years of service on the board. Foster represented School Board Position 3, which is now in need of a representative. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

With the recent resignation of Los Alamos Board of Education member Dave Foster School Board, school board position 3 is in need of a representative.

To fill this position, an applicant must be a registered voter and resident living within School Board Boundary

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Los Alamos Police Blotter: Aug. 14 to Aug. 20, 2014

on August 21, 2014 - 11:37am

LAPD News:

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.

Aug. 14 at 4:05 a.m. / A 22-year-old Los Alamos man reported that someone damaged his property on San Ildefonso Road. The estimated damage is less than $1,000.

Aug. 14 at 3:39 p.m. / A 27-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that she is the victim of larceny on La Vista Drive. The estimated loss is less than $2,500.

Aug. 14 at 5:03 p.m.

Former Los Alamos National Laboratory Worker Sentenced for Violating Atomic Energy Act Violations

on August 21, 2014 - 11:35am

Marjorie Roxby Mascheroni and Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni. Courtesy photo

FBI News:

ALBUQUERQUE—The Justice Department today announced that a former contract employee at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) was sentenced this morning for conspiring to violate the Atomic Energy Act by communicating classified nuclear weapons data to a person believed to be a Venezuelan government official, and making false statements to the FBI.

Marjorie Roxby Mascheroni, 71, of Los Alamos was sentenced by U.S. District Judge William P.

Beta Sigma Phi Hosts Ice Cream Social Saturday

on August 21, 2014 - 8:35am

BETA SIGMA PHI News:

The local council of Beta Sigma Phi sorority will hold its annual Ice Cream Social 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 at East Park in Los Alamos, under the pavilion near the swings.

The Ice Cream Social is hosted by the Preceptor Beta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi and is open to all members and any prospective members. Come to the social to learn more about the sorority. Members are invited to come and renew friendships, as well as catch up with sorority sisters and their summer activities.

Beta Sigma Phi is an international group of women who care about each other, their

FlyLosAlamos Mobile Site Takes Off

on August 21, 2014 - 8:32am

COUNTY News:

FlyLosAlamos has launched a new mobile-friendly website offering a better way to view flight information and make reservations.

Formatted to fit all types of mobile devices, the site offers streamlined navigation that connects customers to flight schedules, an airport location map, tap-to-call function for reservations, and a connection to the New Mexico Airlines website to view availability and book a flight.  

Airport Manager Peter Soderquist said the new mobile site was designed with the busy traveler in mind.

“Passenger feedback indicated that many travelers wanted to

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